* Posts by Mitoo Bobsworth

364 posts • joined 8 May 2012

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YOSEMITE GLAM: Apple unveils gussied up OS X

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10.8.5 will do me for now, still.

I guess the syncing feature will be useful if they implement it well (track record slightly dodgy, historically)

Streamlined Safari & Spotlight? Meh. Chromium is my choice, it's the quickest & least irritating to use for me, and spotlight is fine for indexing, but for actual searches Find Any File is much more friendly.

UI updates - fine I guess. iCloudiness? Thank you, No.

I'll be sticking with Snow Pussy for now, mostly because I have a stable system for my audio work (Mbox 2, Protools, Reason) & I can run iTunes 10.7 which, for me, is vastly less frustrating to use than the abortion that has become 11.2.

Apple: Scrubbing may not yet have cleansed iThings of BLOOD

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Reality check

Though Apple have been in the spotlight for their assorted shenanigans of late , on this issue they're not alone. There will be loads of everyday consumables, tech & otherwise, using raw materials from conflicted or less than desirable sources.

If sourcing materials from conflict zones is a concern for people, perhaps a little investigation into the source of that conflict and those involved in it's instigation and perpetuation might help with their buying decision (if it's a moral issue for them). The chain of events can be surprisingly (and disturbingly) circular.

If the corporate & the consumer want a better deal for their stuff, they're going to have to sit with that consideration. Unavoidable, really.

Rap chap tapped for $3 BEELLION: Apple buys Dr Dre's Beats

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Unhappy

"canned statement"

Says it all, really - canned p.r. & marketing to follow. Be mindful of highly processed goods, folks - not good for your health. An Apple is best when it's fresh.

Samsung WRISTPHONE – for those who wanna whisper to strap-ons

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Happy

Re: Entertaining

Yep - The third one is the bollock you make of yourself!

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Joke

Entertaining

I love this stuff - first we had people talking to thin air (Bluetooth hands-free kit). Now it will be talking to your hand (wristphone). I'm waiting for someone to make some hi-tech voice recording underwear (a Dicktaphone?) - can't wait to see those being used in public!

"Testes, testes, one, two, three...."

Apple wheels out sueball cannon, again

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Dear Apple,

Grow up, for fuck's sake.

Congress guts law to restrict NSA spying, civil liberty groups appalled

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NSA

Not Suitable Anywhere (if we're on to acronyms, that is.)

'I run my business from my phone' says Benioff as Salesforce shovels $93m into the furnace

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Joke

"...supremely patient investors"

A tremendously rare, far-sighted species, once thought to be extinct in the USA.

Apple haggles with ISPs for fast lanes to its own websites – industry guru

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"...deals would give a direct line from Apple's services to ISPs"

And at what iPremium to the end user, I wonder.

FINGERS CROSSED: Apple and Samsung said to be hammering out settlement

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Joke

"... hammering out settlement"

May I suggest using real, actual hammers? (Physical pain can be a great motivator)

US negotiators in Singapore to unblock TPP negotiations

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Coat

Too much is never enough

I can't help it - every time I read an article involving corporate USA, I see Mr. Creosote from Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life". I just have no idea what form the after dinner mint will take.

Raincoat because it could get messy.

Cloud computing aka 'The future is trying to KILL YOU'

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Mushroom

CLOUD

Corporate Lackeys Of Unashamed Dissimulation.

Mushroom cloud award of the month goes to Adobe for a timely demonstration of this acronym.

Time-rich Brit boffin demos DIY crazytech wolverine talons

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Joke

Re: 50 ways to...

"...a blow-up Mystique doll"

Bargain - vendors usually charge extra for a toy that goes down on you!

Adobe blames 'maintenance failure' for 27-hour outage

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Thumb Down

No excuses.

If this is Adobes' forward choice of business model, no excuse/explanation is going to satisfy the end user. How many deadlines were borked from this outage? How many client/service relationships are going through degrees of damage control? Will they offer a refund to their subscribers by way of apology/compensation? That, at least, would return a hint of genuine contrition & credibility to their user base.

Bolshy investor takes another bite of Apple, ups stake to $4.4 BEEELLLION

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Trollface

@ A.C. - Interesting Justification.

Hi, Carl.

Portable toilet mistaken for killer Nork drone

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Re: a challenge from the SORKS

S. Koreans - SKORES? Just putting it out there.

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Joke

USA had Desert Storm..

And now, from Kim Jong Un's new Military Head of Defence, General Port A Loo, we give you the latest offensive against South Korea - Operation ShitStorm.

(Weak, I know, but it was worth it just for the look on your faeces faces.)

Giant pop can FOUND ON MOON

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Pint

'Pocari Sweat' - whaa?

Sorry, but that really doesn't make me want to try it. As per one Top Gear Xmas episode, where Jeremy so-called Clarkson asked Richard Hammond if he would like some 'Pussy' (energy drink), I have to ask, as per James May - "What flavour is it?"

Beer because it's just better.

Graphics pros left hanging as Adobe Creative Cloud outage nears 24 hours

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FAIL

Greed is good...

Greed works - Greed.... ooops!

I never completely trusted the cloud concept - now I'm definitely staying with CS6!

Apple, Beats and fools with money who trust celeb endorsements

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Re: Something else often overlooked

Hit the nail on the head - perception, ultimately, is the primary factor. Thanks for the thoughtful post.

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Re: It's not about the music.

I should have mentioned in my original post that he was mostly a classical music lover and was mindful of the recordings he collected. Also, this was the days when the interweb of things was in it's infancy - record/cd collections were the order of the day then (showing my age here!).

My original point was that he had sufficient knowledge to realise the superfluous nature of a lot of the consumer level "tech" thrown into audio reproduction, then and now.

Mitoo Bobsworth

It's not about the music.

Like all consumer tech of the day, it's about the marketing, which (to my experience) seems to boil down to one tenet - (PR) garbage in - (product) garbage out.

I knew an electronics engineer who carefully designed & built himself a stereo amplifier with 2 controls - an on/off switch & a volume pot, run through two equally crafted speaker enclosures. Minimal design, minimal & value matched components, every aspect carefully considered. Slightly off-topic I know, but the point is I have yet to hear a truer, cleaner sound come from ANY audio system since then. When I asked him " What about the bass/treble/eq controls" etc. He simply said " I like to hear a recording in it's truest form, & you don't really need that stuff in the middle if you design your system well."

Real knowledge, real result - point taken.

Survey: Patent litigation skyrocketing, trolls top 10 sueball chuckers

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Pint

Greed, psychosis & stupid self-interst...

Fucking America up the arse since - oh, they're not listening.

Another drink, anyone?

Scientists warn of FOUR-FOOT sea level rise from GLACIER melt

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Meh

"Scientists warn of four-foot sea level rise as West Antarctic glaciers melt"

Again?

That NAKED SELFIE you sent on Snapchat? You may be seeing it again

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Unhappy

50/50

Snapchat certainly have a lot to answer for, but lets not forget all the young punters who bought into the idea without even giving it a first thought let alone a second one. Naivety & narcissism can be cruel teachers - hopefully those affected have become wiser from the experience.

Amazon granted patent for taking photos against a white background – seriously

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Thumb Up

Re: Un-Believing-Fuckable.

@ Originone

Thanks for that - much better idea. I was running on the assumption that they're all, in fact, as idiotic as they appear.

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Facepalm

Un-Believing-Fuckable.

If I file a procedure & method for razing the USPTO to the ground, will they ratify it?

Please?

Brit chap weaves silver bullet for wireless health scare bollocks

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For some reason...

...I keep thinking of the song "Silver Bells".

'Bladdered' Utah couple cuffed in church lawn sex outrage

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Joke

Re: Mormons?

Remove the second m.

There, fixed it for you.

Truck-sized asteroid slips silently between Moon and Earth

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Joke

A request to Science...

If you ever spot one heading toward Washington D.C. - don't tell them.

The verdict is in: Samsung to pay Apple $120m chump change, but gets tiny rebate

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Happy

Re: $119.6m

@ Sean Timarco Baggaley

I resent your allegation of intelligence - I am remarkably average & I'm good with that.

I'm the punter that Apple and/or Samsung want to sell their stuff to, & I'm happy to buy if it suits my needs. However, when I see a Massive corporation with MASSIVE resource complaining about a settlement they say is a little less than double their lawyers fees, the only thing I can think is "Great - once you get it, you can pay the fuckers off without dipping into your war chest."

I do own Apple kit amongst my tech, & I enjoy using it. What I don't enjoy is Apples ugly overreaching attitude on a lot of these patently ridiculous patent claims. If they are as Innovative and as great as their PR & Marketing likes to tell us, then fine. Stop tying up precious court time, get back into your think tanks & show us.

BTW, I wasn't whining, that was naked sarcasm. If you need to practice this, go look in a mirror.

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Trollface

$119.6m

"Apple has said it had spent over half that in lawyers' fees alone."

Well, waaaaaaaaahh!

Perhaps you're suing them wrong?

No sympathy here.

eBay cops $3bn tax bill after moving its profits back onshore

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Joke

Re: Okay - downvote me

Done.

What?!? You did ask.

EU: Let's cost financial traders $400m a day, because EVIL BANKERS. Right?

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For anyone interested...

read "FLASH BOYS: A WALL STREET REVOLT" by Michael Lewis (ISBN 9780393244663) for a bit of insight & background.

Facebook splats in-app chat, whacks brats into crack yakety-yak app

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Joke

...and the award

for the most torturous headline goes to...

Spy-happy Condoleezza Rice joins Dropbox board as privacy adviser

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Thumb Down

One of the many reasons...

...I never bought into cloud storage.

Apple execs: 'Consumers want what we don't have'

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Mushroom

The problem with Thermonuclear war..

..is that it usually destroys what is being fought over.

Furious MyCloud users descend on WD website as borkage continues

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Nothing I ever purchased..

..from WD lasted well - looks like the trend continues.

Symantec scratches head over balance sheet, calls in JPMorgan

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Happy

They deserve each other

Shitty Software corporate, meet shitty Banking corporate.

China's rare earth supply crimp plan ruled to be illegal

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Happy

'Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare Earth Hi-Tech Company'

Just an aside here, but the Chinese-to English naming conventions/translations always tickle me. There used to be a shop not far from where I lived called the "Super Excellence Best Bakery". Love it.

Sick of walking into things while gawping at your iPhone? Apple has a patent app. for that

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Facepalm

Darwin Award anyone?

"Hmmm... according to my iPhone, there's an approaching....."

screeEEECH - SPLAT!

Assisted Stupidity.

WTF: Twitter bug temporarily kills THAT Oscar selfie

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WTF?

This is newsworthy?

Really?

(sigh) Oh dear.

Microsoft Australia slashes price of Surface Pro 128GB by $AUD400

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Pint

"Where would you put your money?"

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Kim Dotcom extradition: Feds can keep evidence against Megaupload mastermind a surprise

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"America - Fuck Yeah!"

How else was it going to go? I'm not a fan of either side, but I wouldn't be upset if Kim & his mates trounced the Feds on this one

French novel falls foul of Apple's breast inspectors

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Joke

This wouldn't have been a problem...

... if the fruity founder had been named Steve Jubs.

ARM posts sterling revenue growth, but moneymen spank it anyway

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Unhappy

Fuck the moneymen

they're not happy unless they're gaming something.

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